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  1. Effects on response rates and costs of stamps vs business reply in a mail survey of physicians.

    Article - En anglais

    In the general population, the use of stamps rather than business reply postage significantly improves response rates in mail surveys.

    Among physicians, however, a smaller effect might be anticipated due to their greater sophistication.

    An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that stamps would improve response rates and lower costs in a physician survey that included intensive follow up.

    In 1989, 380 physicians who reported providing primary care were surveyed.

    The protocol included two mailings, a postcard reminder, and two telephone reminders.

    Physicians were randomly assigned to receive a return envelope with a first-class stamp or an envelope that had been preprinted « business reply mail » in the first and second mailings.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête par correspondance, Médecin, Enveloppe, Réponse, Taux, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Timbre, Analyse coût, Enveloppe T, Epidémiologie, Washington, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mail inquiry, Physician, Envelope, Response, Ratio, Health staff, Human, Tone color, Cost analysis, Epidemiology, Washington, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0517067

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.